Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Baby Restraint Fitters Melbourne - How to Choose a Fitter

Looking for Baby Restraint fitters in Melbourne, it is very hard to decide on who you should trust when it comes to the safety of your child in the car.

Child safety in cars is a complex area which many parents and even industry experts find difficult to keep up with. The only true way to be certain that you have the correct information is to contact an ACRI Accredited baby seat installer.

ACRI Fitters are trained to understand the customer experience and to provide the correct information to the customer when installing any kind of child restraint.

However once a ACRI fitter is trained then they need to complete at least 200 installations on multiple car types and multiple car seat types from different manufacturers before they can call themselves a Certified fitter.

The installation of the child restraint is only a small part of the service offered by the accredited ACRI baby seat fitter.

Accredited ACRI Fitters undergo continuous training from the car seat manufacturers to ensure the knowledge of the ACRI Fitter is kept up to date with the latest car seats which are being released and updated to the current standards.

Registered ACRI car seat fitters also stay updated with the latest information regarding recall of baby car seats, new standards being introduced and the impact upon parents potential issues whic mums and dads discuss on social media. The only way in which ACRI Restraint Fitters can do this is through an active Network within the ACRI.

Did you know that ACRI is the only active organisation to promote ongoing training and keep their accredited baby restraint fitters updated with issue impacting your childs safety.

In Victoria, at present there is no active network for the motoring organisation and currently there is no training being offered to the motoring organisations.

It is highly likely that mechanic has NO TRAINING on installing a child restraint and will not have specific insurance for child restraint installation.


Fitting three child restraints across the back seat

This is one of the biggest issues for many parents; how can I fit three child restraints across the back seat. Solving this issue is complex; taking into account the width of each and every child restraint, the width of the back seat and does the is the seat contoured and have side wings and if so how wide are they.. Where are the anchor points and does the seat belt buckle compound the problem of fitting three car seats across the back.
Fitting three across the back seat is a problem an accredited ACRI car seat installer can usually resolve in less than 30 minutes helping to reduce your stress and in many cases eliminating the need top purchase a new car.

Baby Restraint Fitters - Best Practices

Baby restraint safety-check listAn Accredited baby restraint installer understands through their experience and being a current financial member of te ACRI; what is the best for the installation of current car seats,

Does your car have any safety issues (inflatable seat belts, anchor points which have not been tested etc) which impact the installation of the child restraint, ask an ACRI Accredited fitter who is a current financial member of the ACRI.. ONLY TRUST ACRI Fitters

Car Seat standards

An Accredited Car seat fitter will understand the current and past standards and how they apply to the current batch of child restraints and make recommendations as to what car seat to consider next when your child out grows their current child restraint. Use the knowledge of the car seat fitter and he can help shorten your investigation time for your next car seat

Child restraint Laws

An Accredited baby restraint installer understands what the law is with respect to babies and children travelling in cars, They have the experience to know what the laws are within your state and how they will apply to your children. In many cases the law can be confusing in that it may say that child should be rear facing until they are 6 months of age.

However from a practicality perspective, a child of 6 months does not have the strength to site upright and hold the body tense in the event of sudden braking. An accredited child restraint fitter understands this and will explain the issues with respect to your child.
Booster seat - 5 step test

A similar issue may happen when a child is approaching the average age for moving into using an adult seat-belt. The law may specify that the child needs to be 7 years of age but if the child is very small then they may be 8 or 9 years of age before the child will be ready to use an adult seat belt.

Use the 5 Step test to determine if your child is ready for an adult seat belt.

Don' Risk it with just a Motoring Mechanic - Use ACRI Fitters


An Accredited baby seat installer, does more than just install your child restraint, he/she will educate you on the law, and the standards, he/she will demonstrate, how to use the baby car seat and they will encourage you to experience the use of the restraint and address any problems you may experience.

Call your Accredited Baby Seat Installer in Melbourne Today on 0420 516 587


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